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Ēbn-Ōzn – AEIOU Sometimes Y (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“AEIOU Sometimes Y” is the debut single by New York based synth pop duo Ēbn-Ōzn. “AEIOU” became an international MTV and dance club hit, reaching # 20 on the Billboard Club Chart. The single also received significant black radio play and remains a modern rock radio and 1980s music staple. AllMusic writes that the song “combines intelligence, melody, and weirdness in just the right doses. Accompanied by a video that featured a stream-of-consciousness rap about ‘this incredible Swedish girl,’ and with a more serious subtext about communication, it became a bizarre but deserved hit.”

Recorded in 1981, “AEIOU” has the distinction of being the first commercial single ever recorded entirely on a computer (a Fairlight CMI) in the United States and the subsequent album, Feeling Cavalier, the first such album. Ēbn-Ōzn’s use of the Fairlight CMI’s “sampling” functions makes them true pioneers of sampling, a music recording process, which was then revolutionary and is now common practice in 21st century sound music recording.

SIDE A:
AEIOU Sometimes Y (Long Version – Vocal) 7:38

SIDE B:
AEIOU Sometimes Y (Dub Version – Instrumental) 7:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 AEIOU Sometimes Y U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #20

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– 0-67915
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction, Cover [Concept By] – Lynn Dreese Breslin
Backing Vocals [The Techettes] – Jimmy Lowell, Joe Berger, Ēbn-Ōzn
Computer [Fairlight Cmi], Synthesizer [Various], Guitar, Vocals [Occasional] – Ēbn*
Cover [Concept By] – Ēbn-Ōzn
Cover [Concept By], Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Buchalter, Gregory J. Moss
Engineer [Remix] – Dave Wittman
Lead Vocals, Vocals [Characterizations], Synthesizer [Occasional] – Ōzn*
Management [Direction] –Steven E. Machat*
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Other [Hair] – Romeo
Other [Make-up] – Yuseff Rodney
Other [Nuts And Bolts] – Kenn Fink
Other [Styling] – Kim Hastreiter
Producer [Associate] –Robert Rosen
Producer, Recorded By, Programmed By – Ned Liben
Remix – John Luongo, Ēbn-Ōzn
Written-By – Ēbn-Ōzn

NOTES:
Recorded and programmed at M.S.P. Music, NYC.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Ēbn-Ōzn – Bag Lady (I Wonder) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th September 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Ēbn-Ōzn were an experimental synth-pop group formed in New York City in 1981. The duo composed of Ned “EBN” Liben (synthesizer) and Robert “OZN” Rosen (organ, vocals). The duo is best known for the 1983 hit single, “AEIOU, Sometimes Y.”

The bands second single was the uncharacteristically earnest dance-rock track “Bag Lady (I Wonder)” , the video for which starred Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress Imogene Coca. The single became a dance club hit and a minor radio hit in the US, while gaining hit status in Canada and Europe. “Bag Lady (I Wonder)” entered the Billboard dance Chart on March 3. 1984. The song spent 8 weeks on the chart peaking ar #36.

After recording only one album, Feeling Cavalier, the duo parted ways in 1985.

SIDE A:
Bag Lady (I Wonder) (Late Nite Version) 4:37

SIDE B
Bag Lady (I Wonder) (Short Version) 3:48
Bag Lady (I Wonder) (Instrumental Version) 7:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Bag Lady (I Wonder) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra – EAOR 4952
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – Ōbn*
Engineer [Assistant] – Gregory J. Moss
Producer, Recorded By – Ēbn*
Recorded By – Kenn Fink
Remix – John LuongoĒbn-Ōzn

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Elektra Records album “Feeling Cavalier”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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